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Glass pendant

Sales price $250.00
Ancient monochrome glass pendant, amphora shaped, 4 century BCAncient monochrome glass pendant 131MA
Ancient monochrome glass pendant, amphora shaped, 4 century BCAncient monochrome glass pendant, amphora shaped, 4 century BC
Description

131MA
Amphora pendant
Eastern Mediterranean
Date: 4 century BC
Monochrome glass

Amphora- shaped with spherical bottom and outward going rim. Translucent blue glass.
Intact, good condition, iridescent glass.
Height 18 mm, diameter 10 mm

Very popular type across ancient world, both chronologically (7 century BC to 2 century BC) and geographically: from all Mediterranean to Black Sea, Celtic Europe to Persia, often from Phoenician context.

For published examples see:
- Ve´ronique Arveiller-Dulong, Marie-Dominique Nenna.  Les Verres antiques du Musée du Louvre III : Parure, instruments et éléments d’incrustation, Paris, Éditions du Louvre, Somogy, 2011, p. 152: #197-7
- M.Spaer. Ancient glass in the Israel Museum. Beads and other small objects, Jerusalem, 2001, p. 163 #288-289
- Alexeeva E.M. Antichniye busi severnogo prichernomoriya, Academy of Science, Moscow, 1978, table 34: 40.
- S. Moscati, The Celts, 1991, p.326